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A long time ago, while doing a search for fun crafts to make out of tp tubes I stumbled upon this adorable fire-breathing dragon.  I meant to highlight it for Chinese New Year, but somehow the scheduling didn't work and I missed highlighting it.  However, I figure it's summertime, and anything goes in the summertime, especially when it's something this cute.

I have a series of blogs that I call, You Made It, I Love It  where I highlight blog posts written by some of the amazing folks found on the internet.  These posts usually focus on some sort of crafty creation. Every now and again I'll highlight a cooking blog.  Last week's "You Made It" featured this amazing confection from my childhood - Monkey Bread.

I have a dear friend, Ana, who lives in Mexico.  Her birthday is the 4th of July. As my husband, Scott, and I regularly travel there a week or so later, I ask her what I can bring to belatedly celebrate her special day. 

This year the response was immediate.  "Can you make Monkey Bread?"  

09 Jul 2018

Ahhh America.... 

We have become such an impatient nation.  Quite frankly, as much as I praise Amazon, (I admit to being an avid user of Amazon Prime) I curse them.  Nowadays, clients can't seem to grasp that they need to give me time to order supplies.   They can't quite understand that I can't snap my fingers and have hundreds of items overnighted for free.  Case in point, my recent effort trying to procure 1000 flower pots for an upcoming corporate event.  

I'm not really a jewelry type of gal.  I wear my wedding ring, a watch, and this surfer girl necklace that my mom's dear friend made for me 3 years ago.  That's about the extent of my personal bodily embellishments.  However, I am a big fan of how people adorn themselves, especially when the embellishments are created by the wearer themselves.